J Anal Toxicol 2021 Sep 30. Epub 2021 Sep 30.
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Toxic adulterants are drug or chemical agents used to add bulk volume to traditional drugs of abuse such as cocaine, and heroin. These cutting agents include levamisole, metamizole, noxiptillin, phenacetin, and xylazine as well as common legal drugs such as acetaminophen, caffeine, diphenhydramine, lidocaine, quinine, quetiapine, and tramadol. Because they possess pharmacological activity they result in exposure of the user, but also in the case of pregnant women, the developing fetus, to potential drug toxicity. Read More